Veggie Pasta Primavera

3.4
(46) 38 Reviews
Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
30
min.
Servings

8 servings

Made with fresh spinach and peppers in a creamy cheese sauce, it's hard to believe this pasta dish is a Healthy Living recipe. But indeed it is!

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  • Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, adding spinach, peppers and mushrooms for the last 5 min. Drain in colander.
  • Meanwhile, cook cream cheese and milk in same saucepan on low heat until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.
  • Return pasta mixture to pan. Add basil; mix lightly. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

Substitute

Prepare using 2 tsp. dried basil leaves.

Substitute

Prepare using fettuccine.

Servings

  • 8 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low fat
  • Low calorie
  • Low sodium
  • Good source of fiber
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 3 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 3 Starch
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

The spinach in this low-calorie, low-fat main dish is a good source of vitamin A. As a bonus, the peppers team up to provide vitamin C and the whole wheat pasta contains fiber.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 300
% Daily Value
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 360mg
Carbohydrate 50g
Dietary fiber 9g
Sugars 5g
Protein 14g
   
Vitamin A 70 %DV
Vitamin C 60 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • dokey347 |

    I think if you add some garlic to this it would have a better/bolder taste!

  • manningfam |

    We liked this recipe. These are the changes we made, based on other comments I read. Use portabella mushrooms rather than canned or from a jar. Saute the mushrooms and the peppers in butter, just to soften and add flavor. Cook spinach in boiling water with pasta 5 minutes after cooking. Remove both from the stove after 8-9 minutes so the pasta isn't too soft (al a dente). Add additional milk (approx 1/4 cup) to the sauce mix. And lastly, use shredded parmesan rather than grated. Yummy !!

  • softballwife10 |

    The idea is there, just not enough taste. i added seasoned grilled chicken and it was still bland. Unless someone can give me pointers on how to make this more flavorful, I wont be making this one again.

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